The children of The American Legion Post 267 donate to the Halifax Humane Society

The children of The American Legion Post 267 donate to the Halifax Humane Society


The Sons of the American Legion Post 267 recently donated $500 to the Halifax Humane Society.

According to an announcement, the children donate to this charitable organization and others in the community on an annual basis. Earlier this year, Sons donated $1,000 to a local Boy Scouts, $150 for wreaths across America, and $70 to $100 a month to the Hope Barracks for Veterans of America in Daytona Beach.

On Saturday, November 6, the American Legion Center worked with the Boy Scouts to place flags on veterans’ graves at Volusia Memorial Park Cemetery ahead of Veterans Day.

Game campaign to start collecting for Christmas

Auxilium ManusDEO, First Baptist Daytona and other companies are preparing to distribute toys that will benefit more than 300 local children ages six weeks to 5 years who attend Mid Florida Head Start schools.

To join this effort, bring new, unpacked games to the following locations before December 13th:

  • First Daytona Baptist, 10th First Daytona Baptist Parkway
  • John Hall Chevrolet, 551 North Nova Road
  • Chef Baba Café & Restaurant, 156 Beach Street.
  • Dollar General, 2641 N. Atlantic Ave.
  • Dollar General, 2112 S. Atlantic Ave.
  • Dollar General, 811 n. Clyde Morris
  • Dollar General, 5420 S. Ridgewood Ave.
  • Dollar General, 3741 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
  • Pinch Penny, 3755 S. Nova Street
  • Bully Me Now, 707 Samms Ave.
  • Dollar General, 1462 West Granada Street. Suite 205
  • Dollar General, 145 Yonge Street
  • Dollar General, 1550 Ocean Shore Blvd.
  • Comprehensive home, 1321 Ridgewood Ave.
  • Fraze’s Scratch Cookin’, 1008 Ridgewood Ave.
  • Holy Hill Police Department, 1065 Ridgewood Ave.
  • Burke’s Grill, 900 N. Woodland Blvd.

If you would like to share your work, call 760-6070.

Lions roam the local food store

The Ormond-by-the-Sea Lions Club in October was crowded.

Lyons, John Thomas and Frank White. photo courtesy

President Leon Greg Evans and other lions toured the pantry at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, where Leon Vince Colonna is the principal. The pantry is open Saturday morning 10-11:45 a.m. Lions brought items to donate to the food pantry, as well as financial donations.

In addition, Evans and former presidents Mary Ushum and Bobby Chih, along with OBTS Lions Club Secretary Jean Cirullo, attended the district advisory meeting in Brooksville on October 16, joining 80 other Lions from across the state.

On October 22 and 23, the Lions participated in White Cane Days at the club’s local Publix and Alfie’s Restaurant. More than 10 members took two-hour shifts to cover both days, and according to a press release, it was a successful fundraiser. The lions and their friends also got together and washed bottle caps for a recycled seat the club hopes to have in the future.

The OBTS Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at Alfie’s Restaurant, located at 1666 Ocean Shore Blvd. For more information, call 441-4421.

President Leon Greg Evans, former Lyons Presidents Marie Ushum and Bobby Shih, and OBTS Secretary Leon Jean Cirullo. photo courtesy

Receive a postcard from Santa

As part of the annual tradition, employees at the Volusia County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture will send personalized Santa postcards to children up to age 12.

Parents can add their children to the Santa Claus mailing list by sending the child’s full name and address to [email protected] By December 13th.

Votran Honored at the 2021 FPTA Awards

Volusia County’s public transportation system has received six statewide and three honors awards, following the Florida Public Transportation Association’s recent annual conference at the Ocean Center.

According to a county press release, Votran has received the 2021 Bus Safety Excellence Gold Award and this year’s System Excellence Award, as well as receiving marketing awards for safety and internal COVID-19 media campaigns.

Four employees were also honored at the conference. John Foderaro, a principal technician at Votran for 41 years, was named Florida Technician of the Year. Bus operator Patricia Speranza was named Transit Hero of the year for evacuating their bus quickly and safely during a serious accident. Maintenance Instructor Scott Groth has been honored for his graduation from the Center for Urban Transportation/FDOT Certified Transit Technician program. Safety and Training Supervisor Tamika Whitaker was celebrated for her graduation from the leadership training program.

Finally, volunteer Steve Jack of Med-One Shuttle, which contracts with Votran to provide Gold Service Tours, was named Volunteer of the Year.

wreath workshop

The Ormond Beach Garden Club is hosting a wreath making and plant selling workshop at The Casements, located at 25 Riverside Drive, on Wednesday, December 8.

The cost to participate in the workshop is $25, and interested individuals must reserve their place by November 20. The workshop will start at 9:30 am and run until noon. Welcome to visit us for sale in our factory.

Greens, pine branches, pinecones, decorations and assistance will be provided. To respond to the invitation to attend, call Sharon at 203-668-6413 or email her at [email protected]; Or call Mary at 386-209-8294 or email her at [email protected]

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